Billy's Bistro and Bar is open from 7am till late.
- Disabled Access
- Free Wi-Fi
- Alfresco Dining
About Billy's Bistro and Bar
A relaxed dining experience. Billy’s Bistro and Bar is a friendly place with delicious food designed for sharing platter or individual portion dining. Named after Billy Butterfly, a popular and cherished Ballarat local personality from the 1950’s, you are invited to relax at Billy’s while you enjoy a snack, meal or drink.
Billy’s Bistro and Bar opens daily from 7.00am – 9.30pm.
Start the day with breakfast; your choice of a continental or the full cooked breakfast, prepared by our breakfast chef.
Give in to that urge for a snack attack at any time of the day with your choice from the ‘Grazing and Sharing’ selection off the menu. Maybe just a bowl of hand-cut chips and aioli… whatever satisfies that hunger pang!
For a casual lunch or dinner, enjoy the full bistro and bar menu which features seasonal produce, prepared fresh by the chefs in our kitchen with ingredients from local growers and suppliers. Choosing what dish to order may present a pleasant challenge as you contemplate each tempting menu item. Will it be our in-house dry aged beef-of-the-day or locally grown slow-roasted pork belly, just two of your options?
From a comfortable seat at the bar or at your dining table, enjoy our selection of local wines, boutique and popular beers, ciders and a range of mixed drinks or cocktails.
I look forward to finishing my working day when in Ballarat, knowing I can relax in Billy’s with a good steak and glass of wine. Especially love the fact they close the restaurant a little later than most places, so I can enjoy my dinner! The service is lovely and the food is consistently great! The breakfast as good as the dinner. Been visiting Billy’s each 6 months for the past 4 years or so and it never lets me down! Thank you.
Consistently good. Quality food, atmosphere and excellent service. We sat next to the fire and it was warm and romantic. Perfect
The service was excellent considering lack of staff the two waiters did an extraordinary job considering they were totally under the pump due to staff sickness. There was a full function in the conference centre
Great food and great service... we will be back.
The food is amazing. The service was a bit hit and miss. Some staff were lovely, some made us feel like we were an inconvenience.
Couldn’t fault the service! Staff went over and above to make our dining experience so enjoyable. Meals were delicious and timely. Great atmosphere. Highly recommended.
Lovely food & excellent service, higher price bracket but a couple of lower priced options & $10 kids meal was ample.
Very nice meal
Service was mediocre and had to keep reminding of the drinks orders. To top it all one of the wait staff continued to ask whether we could identify the wait staff who had forgotten about our drink requests Will not go there in a hurry
Consistent high quality.
Beautiful meal, love coming there for special occasions. Service was 1st Class, staff very pleasant.
everything was good except the service was not there
Excellent service with great food although a little limited on choice. Lighting in the dining room could be adjusted down.... too bright. Overall a great dining experience
The meal was awful. We felt we could have done a lot better if we had cooked it at home ourselves. So expensive for such a dreadful meal. Well over cooked steak and salmon, nothing very tasty and expensive and destroyed oysters with over cooked bacon on top!! It was a busy night but the meal took ages and the service was slow and the cost was exactly the same. We have complained about this meal it was awful!
Great meal and fabulous service.
Great service, great food
Amazing atmosphere with food to match, hearty and comforting.
Great place to eat and socialise.
Amazing service and food!
We had a very pleasant evening.
We always get good service and great food at Billy’s Simmonds family
We enjoyed our time at Billy's, and we would definitely go again. Thank you for making our Christmas meal enjoyable 😊 we would recommend them to our family and friends
I found the schnitzel a dry plain dish the potatoe and pea mash lumpy and not flavorsome couldn't taste horseradish in it, quite dry like schnitzel despite a quarter of lemon. The hot chocolate had no real flavor and the penne pasta had fat bits throughout. There was limited small meal choices especially post Xmas , there was soup but on a hot day not so appetizing. Service good but at times over zealous giving us no time to read menu. No real atmosphere in venue. Didn't see pork belly on menu or beef of the day or chips but was Xmas night. We were a bit disappointed overall.
excellent meals and service
It was a lovely night to sit outside and celebrate our wedding anniversary. Food and drinks were great. Atmosphere relaxing. Thank you